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'Fast and Furious 8' smashes S. Korean box office

All News 09:42 April 17, 2017

By Shim Sun-ah

SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- "Fast and Furious 8" debuted to a hefty 1 million viewers, topping the local weekend box office, data showed on Monday.

The latest installment in Universal's long-running "Fast and Furious" series added 1,057,071 to its domestic total of 1.4 million in attendance over the April 14-16 weekend, according to the tally from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

A promotional poster for "Fast and Furious 8" (Yonhap)

In the action thriller, protagonist Dominic Toretto turns against the crew he's called his family to align with a terrorist.

"Daddy You, Daughter Me," also a newcomer on the chart, opened in second. The body-swapping Korean comedy starring Yoon Je-moon sold 205,856 tickets.

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" took third place with 153,445 views after a surprising four-week reign, followed by "The Prison," Korean action-thriller starring Han Suk-kyu and Kim Rae-won with 78,799.

Coming in fifth was "Life," the American sci-fi disaster thriller released on April 5. It sold 40,099 tickets nationwide.

A promotional poster for "Daddy You, Daughter Me" (Yonhap)

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